Jewels of England’s Southern Shores

Jewels of England’s Southern Shores

From AUD $4,830


Board Le Dumont-d’Urville for a journey along the southern coast of England. On this all-new 8-day cruise, you will discover the melancholy beauty of nature in these parts, from wild creeks to long sand or pebble beaches, lush hills, charming fishing villages and steep cliffs sculpted by the wind and sea.

Departing from London, your first port of call will be Dover, famous for its white limestone cliffs. Then the Isle of Wight will reveal its picture-postcard landscapes, sometimes bathing in the sun’s rays and at other times shrouded in mist. Queen Victoria used to holiday on this island, a great deal of which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Your ship will then drop anchor at the Isles of Scilly, a strange, small archipelago where long fine-sand beaches run alongside lush, green meadows, overlooked by the ruins of old castles sitting imposingly on the hilltops.

Then you will make your way to Dartmouth, a charming town tucked away in the heart of the stunning décor formed by the mouth of the Dart. You will discover its old pastel-coloured fishermen’s houses and some half-timbered buildings. Then you will visit Poole, a town renowned for its large natural harbour.

Trip Name
Jewels of England’s Southern Shores
Vessel Type: Luxury Passenger Capacity: 92 cabins Built: 2017/2018 Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience. As the first ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Dumont d'Urville will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort. Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service. Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel. RESTAURANTS As it is an essential part of French culture, gastronomy will naturally have pride of place aboard this new ship. Through its two restaurants, Le Dumont d'Urville will invite you on a journey to elegance and epicureanism. In a relaxed atmosphere, a first dining area located on Deck 3 and able to seat 70 will serve grilled meats daily, along with a variety of salads and desserts. To the back of Deck 4, you will find a 260 m² panoramic restaurant which can accommodate all of our passengers in a single sitting. Designed differently to that on our other ships, this dining area, which opens onto the outside, will have a buffet of salads, desserts and cheeses at your disposal. Our discreet and attentive crew will provide table service for hot meals. PUBLIC AREAS Like Le Boréal and its sisterships, Le Dumont d'Urville has many common areas that are designed and equipped to meet all of your needs while preserving the intimacy of each passenger. A 140 m² reception area includes: A reception/concierge desk, An excursions desk, The ship’s administrative services, The sales office, manned by our Guest Relations Officer, Our 50 m² boutique which sells clothing, jewellery, beauty products, postcards and various accessories, Toilets accessible to passengers with reduced mobility. A new hydraulic platform with adjustable height provides: Easier boarding than on any other cruise ship, Easier Zodiac embarkation and disembarkation for expeditions, Easier access to the sea for swimming and practising various water sports such as kayaking or paddle-boarding. A pool deck offering: A pool with a panoramic view, equipped with a counter-current swimming system, A pleasant solarium, An outdoor bar and lounge with armchairs and sofas. A 200 m² main lounge which can accommodate all of our passengers to share convivial moments and to host activities organised during the day or evening. Lastly, a theatre that seats 188, equipped with: The latest sound and lighting technology, A LED wall as the stage backdrop, for the projection of high-resolution images and videos.


Day 1 - Day 1 LONDON
The main residence of the British monarch, financial hub and seat of British government, London is the economic and cultural heart of the country. A city of contrasts, attached to its traditions while buzzing with modernity, the capital of the United Kingdom has countless historic districts and notable sites to explore. From Hyde Park to the City through Westminster and Trafalgar Square, get ready to take on Londonメs frenetic tempo. In between a visit to the National Gallery, a stroll through Covent Garden and a trip to Tower Bridge, you can take a quiet breather in one of Londonメs many beautiful parks and gardens.
Day 2 - Day 2 DOVER
Day 3 - Day 3 ISLE OF WIGHT
Lying just off Englandメs south coast, the Isle of Wight has been a popular holiday spot since Queen Victoria decided to spend her summers here. Osborne House, the vast Italianate villa she had built, is now open to the public. The east of the island is rimmed by splendid beaches bordered by quaint seaside resorts. In the west, thereメs a change of scenery: Alum Bayメs distinctive sandstone cliffs and the famous Needles, three rocky spurs rising out of the sea. A temperate climate coupled with rural landscapes and pretty villages make the Isle of Wight a charming destination.
Nestling in the clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean, at the south west tip of Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly form a small British island chain whose climate, landscapes and lifestyle are unlike any other and seem to have come straight from an Enid Blyton story. Here, everything resembles a tropical paradise. The long sandy beaches run alongside lush green meadows teeming with semi-exotic flowers, whilst the ruins of ancient castles loom from the tops of the hills. Veritable havens of peace that inspired the legendary Avalon of King Arthur, they are today listed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the rugged coastline plays host to wildlife that is as varied as it is exceptional, including the very rare Atlantic grey seal.
Day 5 - Day 5 KINSALE
Day 6 - Day 6 DARTMOUTH
Day 8 - Day 8 PORTSMOUTH
Located to the south-east of London, Portsmouth is one of the three most important military ports in England. This maritime tradition takes shape in the Historic Dockyard, the home of Portsmouth's arsenal, where emblematic ships are to be found, including HMS Victory, captained by Admiral Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar. The home town of Charles Dickens, and the adopted home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the celebrated adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Portsmouth is not short of attractions with its parks, sea fronts and city walls. Do not miss the view over the city from the Spinnaker Tower, taking the form of a great sail and soaring from 170 metres into the air, making it one of the highest monuments in the United Kingdom.
Day 9 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
06-05-202013-05-2020AUD $4,830Deluxe Stateroom
06-05-202013-05-2020AUD $14,750Grand Deluxe Suite
06-05-202013-05-2020AUD $15,510Owner's Suite
06-05-202013-05-2020AUD $5,480Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
06-05-202013-05-2020AUD $5,780Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
06-05-202013-05-2020AUD $6,090Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
06-05-202013-05-2020AUD $8,730Deluxe Suite
06-05-202013-05-2020AUD $12,080Prestige Suite Deck 5
06-05-202013-05-2020AUD $12,710Prestige Suite Deck 6
06-05-202013-05-2020AUD $13,370Privilege Suite


    • A cruise marked by the romantic and bucolic charm of England’s south coast.
    • UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Jurassic Coast, famous for its fossils and its dinosaur footprints.
    • From Poole, visit Stonehenge.
    • Stop at Kinsale, regarded as the most beautiful village in Ireland.